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Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled...
This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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Interesting, but can be packed with people...

The house itself is interesting and worth a look through (takes about 10 minutes)...We went to visit while a tour bus was there, and the house was so full you couldn't really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Paul S
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not much to see. Ok if you can understand the person showing you around. Then they try to sell you something before you leave.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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140 reviews 140 reviews
63 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Here you don't get a family member that tells the story, but they give you an information board with a story on it. Not very welcoming.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The house itself is interesting and worth a look through (takes about 10 minutes)...We went to visit while a tour bus was there, and the house was so full you couldn't really appreciate of enjoy it, it is beautiful, old architecture though...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had visited at the noon time. Only the living room out side we can visit. The other rooms is locked and we could not see more. The guide was sitting in the gate and just withdraw our ticket and sleep. We could not enjoy the visit without understanding anything further than what we can see. Just simple a Vietnamese... More 

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was astonished to see that this old home is still standing, and allowing hordes of visitors to traipse through! The back of it opens onto the riverfront road, and because of it's proximity to the river it has been severely flooded on numerous occasions. The high-tide mark is almost up to the ceiling! So amazing that it has survived... More 

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Auckland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Interesting history of Hoi An floods. Lovely mother of pearl inlay furniture. Generations of family still live here.

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hong kong
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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Old House of Tan Ky is good for visit as it keep good & original style & feeling also mixed with different style e.g. Vietnamese, Chinese & Japanese style in one place.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

One of the things I liked best about this charming 18th century merchant's house is the way the locals hold it in revere. This house is part of the town's historic fabric, its tradition, its heritage. thanks.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

not much to keep young kids amused for long here. We did visit on a wet day, so I guess everyone may have been trying to get out of the rain. It does appear to be a well kept place. We got a pamphlet to read for info about the place. Everyone else seemed to speak french and were much... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I read the reviews and I look at our pictures but I can not really remember very much of our visit to this house. Probably we should not visit all the old houses in one day. This was number five....But more likely it is that we were not impressed by the looks of Tan Ky.

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